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  1. Day 23: Rest and lots of yard work...

    Going to kick the Bulk up to 10 starting tomorrow 5 AM / 5 PM. Going to try and demolish myself again like I did the first two weeks.
    Feeling a bit better. Appetite is still nonexsistant which worries me. Joints still a bit creaky but not as bad.

    Hoping for good this week.
    “Beastmode is when you can not possibly go any further, but then you make a conscious choice to move forward”.


  2. Day 24: Chest

    Machine Bench Press:
    90 lb x 10 reps
    180 lb x 10 reps
    270 lb x 6 reps
    270 lb x 4 reps
    Hammer Strength Machine

    Machine Incline Bench Press:
    90 lb x 10 reps
    180 lb x 10 reps
    270 lb x 10 reps
    360 lb x 6 reps
    405 lb x 0 reps
    360 lb x 5 reps
    Hammer Strength Machine

    Decline Barbell Bench Press:
    180 lb x 10 reps
    270 lb x 10 reps
    270 lb x 10 reps
    Hammer Strength Machine

    Machine Chest Fly (Pec Deck):
    60 lb x 10 reps
    80 lb x 10 reps
    80 lb x 10 reps
    80 lb x 10 reps

    Cycling (stationary):
    0:45:00 || 8.9 mi

    Notes:
    *Hammer Strength Day... I really hate people who circuit train. This is not Curves. And whoever came up with this **** needs to have his/her legs torn off and be beaten with them. Tying up the Smith machine for an hour while doing circuits is not making me happier with you.
    **Recovery between sets today was amazing. Not to mention being pissed by the description of the guy above, alpha mode here we come!
    *** Italics are PR's.
    **** The 405 for 0 on Inclines was a test to see if my PR (5) when using Ultradrol could be matched. That PR was set either week 3 or 4 last December and unfortunately I lost much of that strength afterwards. I figured if this stack gets me back to 405 and I can manage to keep most of my strength gains through PCT this time, I will be ecstatic.

    Sides: Appetite has yet to return but I am feeling better (knock on wood). Joints still ache but sleep has gotten much better the past couple of nights. Still not sure what to call this cycle - Bulk/Recomp/ or For the Hell of it. Either way, I'm still having fun.
    “Beastmode is when you can not possibly go any further, but then you make a conscious choice to move forward”.
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  3. Looking solid bro.
    Just inject.
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  4. Thanks. For my own sanity, I need to get back into that groove ASAP that I was in 2 weeks ago!
    “Beastmode is when you can not possibly go any further, but then you make a conscious choice to move forward”.

  5. Morning Update:

    Best sleep this entire cycle last night!!! I hope it lasts.

    Feeling better today. Energy is good. Focus is awesome. Appetite is so-so.

    No DOMS either from yesterday. To quote Satan,"I'm lovin' it"!

    Joints are touch and go. One minute they hurt, the next they feel great.

    Anywho, hoping to hit back late tonight if our family obligations get taken care of before 8 pm.
    “Beastmode is when you can not possibly go any further, but then you make a conscious choice to move forward”.
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  6. Quote Originally Posted by Colbicide View Post
    Morning Update:

    Best sleep this entire cycle last night!!! I hope it lasts.

    Feeling better today. Energy is good. Focus is awesome. Appetite is so-so.

    No DOMS either from yesterday. To quote Satan,"I'm lovin' it"!

    Joints are touch and go. One minute they hurt, the next they feel great.

    Anywho, hoping to hit back late tonight if our family obligations get taken care of before 8 pm.
    I see the upturn happening... good to hear Colbi
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  7. Quote Originally Posted by wasme View Post
    I see the upturn happening... good to hear Colbi
    Thanks!
    “Beastmode is when you can not possibly go any further, but then you make a conscious choice to move forward”.

  8. Day 25: Back/Traps

    Wide-Grip Lat Pulldown:
    100 lb x 10 reps
    150 lb x 10 reps
    200 lb x 10 reps
    250 lb x 10 reps

    Wide-Grip Pulldown Behind The Neck:
    50 lb x 10 reps
    100 lb x 10 reps
    130 lb x 10 reps
    160 lb x 10 reps

    Seated Cable Row:
    290 lb x 10 reps
    200 lb x 10 reps
    200 lb x 10 reps
    *That first set nearly killed me.

    One-Arm Dumbbell Row:
    55 lb x 10 reps

    Barbell Shrug:
    45 lb x 20 reps
    135 lb x 10 reps
    225 lb x 10 reps
    225 lb x 10 reps

    Cycling (stationary):
    1:00:00 || 11.6 mi

    Notes:
    *PR's are in italics... It's really nice to be feeling good again.
    **Lots of energy and focus.
    ***Joints still creaky but manageable.
    ****Appetite is still shot. Tried to eat a large lunch and actually got sick. No afternoon snack and ate only about 1/2 my dinner.
    “Beastmode is when you can not possibly go any further, but then you make a conscious choice to move forward”.

  9. Jealous of the sleep. I have been having a rough time with it lately, and I have a cycle coming up with trenavar
    Just inject.
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  10. Quote Originally Posted by HereToStudy View Post
    Jealous of the sleep. I have been having a rough time with it lately, and I have a cycle coming up with trenavar
    Good luck HTS. Not being able to get a good nights sleep or a good nap has got to be one of the worst things. But 3 weeks in and things are starting to settle down, I'm getting into a grove, and the Drive and I are starting to see eye to eye. Hopefully you'll be able to adjust faster than I with you trenavar cycle. I'm hoping that the additional good sleep will prove to be extra beneficial the next 4 weeks and provide some additional gains.
    “Beastmode is when you can not possibly go any further, but then you make a conscious choice to move forward”.

  11. Day 26: Quads/Hams/Calves

    Leg Press:
    200 lb x 10 reps
    200 lb x 10 reps
    400 lb x 10 reps
    400 lb x 10 reps
    600 lb x 10 reps
    600 lb x 10 reps
    800 lb x 3 reps

    Calf Press On The Leg Press Machine:
    600 lb x 10 reps
    600 lb x 10 reps
    600 lb x 20 reps
    600 lb x 10 reps
    600 lb x 10 reps

    Rocking Standing Calf Raise:
    240 lb x 20 reps
    Nice, slow, and full stretch.

    Seated Leg Curl:
    40 lb x 20 reps
    60 lb x 10 reps
    60 lb x 10 reps
    80 lb x 10 reps

    Leg Extensions:
    70 lb x 10 reps
    100 lb x 10 reps
    120 lb x 10 reps
    160 lb x 10 reps

    Cycling (stationary):
    1:00:00 || 12 mi

    Notes:
    *No more fish for pre W.O. meal Nearly hurled my guts on leg presses.
    **Knees still give me fits. Will substitute squats with more sets of leg presses and higher weight for leg extensions.
    ***Appetite is still missing.
    “Beastmode is when you can not possibly go any further, but then you make a conscious choice to move forward”.

  12. Quote Originally Posted by Colbicide View Post
    *No more fish for pre W.O. meal Nearly hurled my guts on leg presses..
    Scary thought .... comical, but scary.

    Numbers back up I see! Nice job Colbi!

    I know you ordered some joint support, have you tried SuperCissus? I got some bulk from the planet - it is helping my knees/elbow.
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  13. Quote Originally Posted by wasme View Post
    Scary thought .... comical, but scary.

    Numbers back up I see! Nice job Colbi!

    I know you ordered some joint support, have you tried SuperCissus? I got some bulk from the planet - it is helping my knees/elbow.
    Thanks! I'll keep that in mind.
    “Beastmode is when you can not possibly go any further, but then you make a conscious choice to move forward”.

  14. Day 27: Off.

    Happy 4th! Now go have a beer and blow something up so your kids will love you even more!
    “Beastmode is when you can not possibly go any further, but then you make a conscious choice to move forward”.

  15. Quote Originally Posted by Colbicide View Post
    Day 26: Quads/Hams/Calves

    Leg Press:
    200 lb x 10 reps
    200 lb x 10 reps
    400 lb x 10 reps
    400 lb x 10 reps
    600 lb x 10 reps
    600 lb x 10 reps
    800 lb x 3 reps

    Calf Press On The Leg Press Machine:
    600 lb x 10 reps
    600 lb x 10 reps
    600 lb x 20 reps
    600 lb x 10 reps
    600 lb x 10 reps

    Rocking Standing Calf Raise:
    240 lb x 20 reps
    Nice, slow, and full stretch.

    Seated Leg Curl:
    40 lb x 20 reps
    60 lb x 10 reps
    60 lb x 10 reps
    80 lb x 10 reps

    Leg Extensions:
    70 lb x 10 reps
    100 lb x 10 reps
    120 lb x 10 reps
    160 lb x 10 reps

    Cycling (stationary):
    1:00:00 || 12 mi

    Notes:
    *No more fish for pre W.O. meal Nearly hurled my guts on leg presses.
    **Knees still give me fits. Will substitute squats with more sets of leg presses and higher weight for leg extensions.
    ***Appetite is still missing.
    Drive can destroy appetite


  16. Quote Originally Posted by ryansm View Post
    Drive can destroy appetite
    Thanks for the heads up. I do think the appetite diminishing is more due to the summer crud I was dealing with. But putting the two together may have made it more extreme. I'll keep a heads up and make sure to keep on top of it.
    “Beastmode is when you can not possibly go any further, but then you make a conscious choice to move forward”.

  17. Day 28: Off

    Thursday, July 5th: 340 lbs. (-6 since the beginning of log)

    Week 4: The Midway Point Reflection

    Strength: 10/10. Things picked back up during Week 4 which has me very happy. Looking back at all the PR’s set the first two weeks, only made me want to push harder. Even with the crap I’ve been dealing with, I am stoked about the strength gains I’ve managed to push towards. Hell, within the first two weeks I accomplished my two primary goals, I would say that is success right there.

    Recovery: 6/10. Took me nearly 3 weeks to be able to get a solid night’s sleep but I’m starting to feel rested in the morning. I believe the Drive has kept my mind rolling over things while trying to sleep and I have yet to feel fully rested. Then again, I have had very little muscle soreness which is awesome. I love actually being able to move after a heavy day. Now if there was something I could do for my aching joints. In the gym, I’ve noticed that the time between sets has diminished a lot so my W.O.’s are getting shorter even though I am going heavier.

    Pump/Vascularity: 6/10. Pump is always good coming out of the gym and lasts for a couple of hours; I do wish it would last longer. Vascularity has really surprised me and remember, I’m a fat guy, so having a road map that runs up one arm, across the shoulders and upper pecs and down the other arm isn’t something I am not accustom too.

    Mood/Aggression: 10/10. Mood has been happy go lucky even when feeling like crap. I wake up and go to bed with a smile. Aggression has increased in a good way, helped to move all that weight the first two weeks. Alpha kicked in during week 4 and I like it.

    Energy/Focus: 7/10. Not a lot of energy but focus in the gym has been dead on from the start. Couldn’t ask for much more since it has really helped me get through that damn cardio… So much so that I bumped the cardio up to 60 minutes this past week. Guess I should also mention NO lethargy. This is huge for me!!!

    Noticeable Changes in Appearance: Incomplete. Going to rate this one after the stack. So far I really like the additional vascularity and muscle hardness. Quads have definitely grown; I can no longer wear regular boxers as they are too tight. Chest and traps look and feel tighter and the keg is looking a bit smaller. I hope that the next four weeks will add a little extra to end game and something surprising really happens. *Wish I had taken measurements at the start, next time.

    Libido: 10/10. No negative effects that have been substantial. Week 3 drop, I am sure, was due to summer crud. I’ll continue to keep an eye on this for the next 4 weeks.

    Odds ‘N’ Ends: 7.0 is what I am giving this stack as a mid-point rating even though I have had some issues. I believe the numbers would be higher if I hadn’t anything hold me back. Having a summer bug is not what I intended to pick up.

    Side note: I have added AMS’ Joint Fixx for the joints and DS’ Craze for pre W.O. energy. It’s too early to tell if the Fixx has helped much but I will keep an eye on it. Craze, on the other hand, I’ve come to enjoy for the extra energy without the cracked-out buzz.
    I’ll also be running the Alpha Bulk at 10 per day until my second bottle is gone.
    “Beastmode is when you can not possibly go any further, but then you make a conscious choice to move forward”.

  18. Day 29: Update (W.O. Log tonight)

    Friday July 6th

    Revamp: Due to the lack of eating what I need to really grow as well as the joints killing me I’ll be hitting the gym 5-7 days a week if the family will let me. This lineup seems to have me feeling better and not putting as much stress on the joints. Not to mention the recovery has been phenomenal this week.

    M – chest, T – back/traps, W – legs, Th – shoulders/traps, F – arms/calves, S/S – cardio

    I’ll be focusing on only 3 or 4 lifts per body part for a total of 9 to 12 sets running at 10 – 15 reps each. Going to still focus on strength but I am hoping that by scaling things back a bit, my joints will not ache as much. I started this routine this past week and have been enjoying it.

    At this time my focus will go from a bulk to a forced recomp due to the huge downturn my appetite has taken the past few weeks. I cannot explain where my appetite has gone. Prior to week three I had been consuming anything healthy that I can get my hands on. I just don’t see myself being able to pack it on without the appetite to do it with. With the decline of calories, I’m going to keep my cardio at 45 min to an hour each session as well as add two more days of cardio if time allows.

    My hope for the next 4 weeks will to be able to shed some fat, maintain the muscle and strength I’ve gained this past month, and really take a look at any noticeable changes in appearance. Then again, if the appetite comes back, all hell will break loose!

    Shoulders this evening.
    “Beastmode is when you can not possibly go any further, but then you make a conscious choice to move forward”.

  19. Good luck with the recomp... looks solid
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  20. Quote Originally Posted by wasme View Post
    Good luck with the recomp... looks solid
    Thanks and feeling soild too. Off for some shoulders!
    “Beastmode is when you can not possibly go any further, but then you make a conscious choice to move forward”.

  21. Day 29: Shoulders/Traps

    Smith Machine Overhead Shoulder Press:
    45 lb x 20 reps
    115 lb x 10 reps
    165 lb x 5 reps
    165 lb x 5 reps

    Side Lateral Raise:
    20 lb x 10 reps
    25 lb x 10 reps
    15 lb x 12 reps

    Front Dumbbell Raise:
    20 lb x 10 reps
    30 lb x 10 reps
    40 lb x 10 reps

    Upright Barbell Row:
    65 lb x 10 reps
    85 lb x 10 reps
    105 lb x 10 reps

    Reverse Flyes:
    80 lb x 10 reps
    80 lb x 10 reps
    60 lb x 12 reps

    Dumbbell Shrug:
    125 lb x 10 reps
    135 lb x 10 reps
    90 lb x 10 reps

    Cycling (stationary):
    1:00:00 || 12 mi

    Notes:
    *PR's are in italics
    **Joint pain during workout has diminished greatly.
    ***Recovery time between sets is still increasing.

    Props: I need to give a huge thank you to PP and FRL for a stack that has given me no lethargy, no lower back pumps, and no blood pressure issues. I'm at a point where I cannot tolerate those three sides - either solo or together. To be at the halfway point of this stack and not have a hint of any of these issues is a huge blessing. So again, I thank you for solid products.
    “Beastmode is when you can not possibly go any further, but then you make a conscious choice to move forward”.

  22. Dam nice workout, and all those PR's .. obviously a great stack matched with hard work! Keep it up Colbi
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  23. Day 30: Arms/Calves

    Triceps Pushdown - V-Bar Attachment:
    100 lb x 20 reps
    200 lb x 20 reps
    200 lb x 20 reps
    200 lb x 20 reps

    EZ-Bar Curl:
    35 lb x 20 reps
    65 lb x 12 reps
    85 lb x 10 reps
    85 lb x 10 reps

    Cable Rope Overhead Triceps Extension:
    160 lb x 20 reps
    180 lb x 10 reps
    200 lb x 5 reps

    Preacher Curl:
    100 lb x 8 reps
    70 lb x 10 reps
    50 lb x 12 reps

    Smith Machine Close-Grip Bench Press:
    45 lb x 20 reps
    95 lb x 20 reps
    145 lb x 10 reps
    145 lb x 10 reps

    Hammer Dumbbell Curl:
    25 lb x 10 reps
    35 lb x 10 reps
    45 lb x 10 reps

    Calf Press On The Leg Press Machine:
    600 lb x 20 reps
    600 lb x 15 reps
    600 lb x 15 reps
    600 lb x 15 reps

    Cycling (stationary):
    1:00:00 || 11.8 mi

    Notes:
    *PR's in italics
    **Restless sleep last night. Had a hard time gauging how hard I should push myself this morning.
    ***Still feeling really good about things even with a forced caloric deficit. Very surprised that I am keeping my strength up.
    “Beastmode is when you can not possibly go any further, but then you make a conscious choice to move forward”.

  24. Looks like things are going well bud


  25. Quote Originally Posted by ryansm View Post
    Looks like things are going well bud
    Thanks! Yes, I am very please, even with the few issues that have tried to drag me down the past two weeks. I am quite impressed with the line-up and I'm only half way done. Going to keep it steady the next two weeks and then ramp it into overdrive weeks 7 and 8. If the improvements continue like they have the first half, this is a stack I would definitely do again next summer.
    “Beastmode is when you can not possibly go any further, but then you make a conscious choice to move forward”.
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